Jane Thompson registered MBACP
We can all experience difficult and challenging feelings at any time in our life. They may occur following a big life event such as bereavement or divorce, but this is not always the case, and sometimes we can experience feelings of sadness, anxiety or depression for no obvious reason. While the people around us can be a great source of support, it is not always easy to talk to those closest to us and this can leave us feeling isolated and alone.
I am a fully qualified counsellor, offering a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment for you to talk about what is troubling you. I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. Counselling can help you better understand yourself and how you think which, ultimately, will help you to develop a clearer understanding of the issues which are troubling you.
We go at your pace with you deciding what you want to explore and when so you are always in control of what you share in therapy.
My role as your counsellor is not to tell you what to do nor give advice but I can help you develop your own insights, understand the cause of your issues and to find ways of coping so you are able to resolve them.
The counselling process is a journey which at times can be challenging as you process feelings and events that brought you here but it is also an enlightening process as you begin to understand and accept yourself better and gives you a new perspective on your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an integrative counsellor, combining both Person Centred and Psychodynamic approaches.
Being an integrative therapist means that I am able to combine different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of my clients.
I have experience working with survivors of rape and sexual abuse and when working with clients who have encountered trauma, I use a phased approach which allows the client to explore their experience in a safe and stable way.
I am a Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) working towards accreditation.
- CPCAB L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Further Training & CPD
- Phase-orientated Trauma Model
- The Web of Shame in the Therapeutic Space
- The Chronically Disempowered Client
- Creatively Exploring Trauma & Dissociation
- Creative Therapeutic Mixed Tools
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
My fee is £50 payable by cash, cheque or bank transfer. I ask that payment is made on the day of the appointment. If you cancel within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment, unfortunately I will have to charge for a missed appointment.
I have a practice in Reading town centre and Caversham, both easily accessible from Henley, Wokingham, Newbury, Basingstoke and surrounding areas
Easy to reach by bus, train or car, parking is available nearby.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work Monday to Friday and have daytime and evening appointments.
Types of client